December 7, 2008

Eurasian Collared Doves

Look who's taken to roosting in the apple tree!

December 4, 2008

Glorious day at Sutton Creek

What a day! What a view!

Nice jacket Lisa is sporting

November 30, 2008

Threemile Lake Hike with M&M

Starting the loop 

Out to the dunes and view of the sea

Threemile Lake, lunch stop with Bald Eagle

Back to the starting point and getting dark

November 21, 2008

Washburne, Hobbit & Valley Trails &China Creek Loop

Lisa, Maureen and Monica set out to do the loop

A wintery beach...all to ourselves

Search as we may, we can't spot a beaver (at the beaver pond)

View at Sealion Point to top it off, hundreds of sealions on the beach below

November 15, 2008

Smith River

Mary W, Cynthia, Cody & I return to Smith River

We did see a pair of spawning fish, a Pileated Woodpecker and a Bald Eagle

November 14, 2008

Beaver Sweet Creeks

Beaver Sweet Falls

Lisa is fearless on the catwalk

Sweet Creek

The first backlit moss of the season

It was a sunny, misty day with thundering water

October 26, 2008

Bob Creek Outing

Lisa and I crossed Bob Creek to explore Gwynn Knoll

Pelagic Cormorant Colony on the cliffs of Gwynn Knoll

Intrepid coastwatcher

September 30, 2008

Mary's Peak Sept.08

It was such a nice day for a hike.

Mary's Peak Sept.08

Mary's Peak Sept.08

See that little black cloud?

September 29, 2008

Northfork of the Smith

Can you believe our luck!? the work crew is here on Sunday!

Northfork of the Smith

Sally decides to use the facilities, since they brought them all the way out here

Northfork of the Smith

We do run into the crew and listen attentively to Conner while he waxes eloquent about the trail

Northfork of the Smith

It was THIS BIG!

July 29, 2008

more birds having a bath

Juvenile white crowned sparrow

White crowned sparrow, adult

July 23, 2008

Cooling off

Spotted Towhee taking a bath

June 30, 2008

Nesting Seabirds

Common Murres

Nesting Seabirds

Brandt's Cormorant

Rocky Shores Training

Three glorious days at Yaquina Head learning all about the rocky shore

June 17, 2008

Native Azalea

Our occidentale azalea is just coming into full bloom

June 11, 2008

Native Rhodododendrons

The cool weather has been perfect for the native rhododendrons

May 28, 2008

Hungry Wren chicks

The parents are very busy


May 26, 2008

Iris tenax

Cape Perpetua

The wild iris was outstanding at Cape Perpetua

May 19, 2008

First Kayak Trip

So good to be on the water again

Goslings on a beach tour

Kayaking Siltcoos Outlet

May 6, 2008

Tenmile tour

Paul has a lot to share

Tenmile tour

We love the story

Tenmile tour

Lunch is good in the meadow

Tenmile Tour

Tuesday birders tour Tenmile Creek

May 2, 2008


Smith River

Yet another spring trip to Smith River


Friends together before heading out

April 28, 2008

Spring Blooms in Our Garden

Loder's White Rhododendron


Montana Rubens Clematis